Court Grants Tinubu Restraining Order…..


The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday granted an interim injunction restraining the Chief of Army Staff, his privies, agents and servants from arresting, detaining, harassing or intimidating Bola Ahmed Tinubu pending the determination of the motion on notice. Bola Tinubu had approached the court on March 25th through his lawyer, Femi Falana

Beyond Buhari, Jonathan


OUR country is in more danger each day. Every move to pull her from the brink is set for ruination by those who think that the country is all about them. They have narrowed issues to a few politi-cians, instead of the larger interests of Nigerians, without which the country

Fear grips Kaduna residents over tomorrow’s elections


KADUNA — Amid fear of violence and possible imposition of curfew over Kaduna State, residents are now stock- piling food stuff at home, as well as making huge cash withdrawals from banks ahead of Saturday’s poll. The post Fear grips Kaduna residents over tomorrow’s elections appeared first on Vanguard News.

Pursue your ambition with the fear of God, APC chieftain urges politicians


Senatorial candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Prince Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, charged candidates from other political parties to pursue their ambitions with the fear of God rather than being desperate to win. The post Pursue your ambition with the fear of God, APC chieftain urges politicians

NUPENG blames fuel scarcity on sabotage by marketers, depot owners


NIGERIA Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday in Lagos, blamed the current fuel scarcity across the country on alleged sabotage by fuel marketers and depot owners, even as it did not absolve the Federal Government and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC from blame. The post NUPENG blames

Chad, Niger Troops Retake Gasheger From Boko Haram

Troops from Chad and Niger on Thursday pursued Boko Haram fighters across a northern Nigeria border area, retaking Gasheger from the terrorist group. Some of the terrorist that escaped from the town flee into Niger, two senior Niger military officers said.

Chad, Niger troops reclaim Gachagar from Boko Haram

FILE PHOTO: Nigerien army soldiers from the 322nd Parachute Regiment practice field tactics during combat trainingPhoto: Wikipedia Chad and Niger troops have recaptured the northeastern Nigerian town of Gachagar from Boko Haram, as part of a regional offensive to combat the Islamist insurgents, Niger’s defence minister said on Thursday.

US drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on IS in Syria

United States drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on IS in Syria The US military dropped 60,000 leaflets on the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria showing a grisly depiction of extremist recruits being fed into a meat grinder, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Investors target top wristwatch brands as store of value


The World’s super rich are taking to the collection of iconic wristwatches as an alternative means of investment and store of value. The   watches targeted belong in the class of Rolex, Chopard and Paiget, Backes & Strauss, Frank Muller, Richard Mille and Urwerk, and the list gets longer everyday,

Inside story on the shooting of Amaechi’s convoy in Rivers


PORT HARCOURT— GOVERNOR Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State was trapped, yesterday in Rumuolumeni area of Obio/ Akpor Local Government Area of the state, as suspected political thugs fired live bullets at his convoy. This came as tension heightened in Edo State, over alleged deployment of soldiers to the country home

Bonga oil spill: Shoreline communities beg Jonathan to prevail on Shell over $3bn compensation


WARRI—SHORELINE communities and fisherpersons affected by the Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, SNPECo, Bonga oil spill of December 20, 2011, have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene again by directing Shell/SNEPCo to pay the already approved $3.6 billion as compensation and punitive damage to the shoreline communities and

POLLS: Security beef up in Delta


ASABA—SECURITY has been beefed up in Delta State, ahead of tomorrow’s presidential and National Assembly elections. Police officers and other security operatives were seen in strategic positions, perhaps to forestall breakdown of law and order before, during and after the elections. Contacted on the security beef up in the state,

Fuel scarcity may mar elections as NNPC assures on supply


LAGOS—There are fears that impending fuel scarcity may mar Saturday’s Presidential and National elections as long queues have surfaced in filling stations in some parts of Lagos. This is as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has called on members of the public to shun panic buying and stock-piling of

Tinubu-Ojo shuts Lagos markets for Ambode


LAGOS—Under the leadership of the President General, Mrs Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, market traders kept Lagos markets shut yesterday to hold a rally at the Onikan statdium in support of Akinwunmi Ambode, the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in the state, ahead of the elections. The post Tinubu-Ojo shuts Lagos markets

Ex-govs Adebayo, Oni, Fayemi express concern over Ekiti


Ado Ekiti—Three former governors of Ekiti State have expressed concern over the spate of security challenges in the state. The former governors who are incidentally members of the opposition APC are; Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo,Asiwaju Segun Oni and the immediate past governor in the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi. They expressed fears

NHRC boss raises alarm over volume of arms, weapons in Kaduna, Lagos, Rivers


abuja—Chairman, Governing Council, National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, has raised alarm over the volume of small arms and light weapons in Kaduna, Lagos, and Rivers states, ahead of the general elections starting tomorrow. He also expressed concern over hate speeches in the campaigns of the different political

Jonathan asks court to set aside order barring soldiers from elections


lagos—President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked the Court of Appeal, sitting in Lagos, to set aside the Federal High Court order, which restrained him from deploying soldiers to assist the police in providing security during the general elections, which is starting tomorrow across the country. The judge at the lower court,

African leaders fashion growth path, bemoan underdevelopment


In what appears as a regenerated commitment to the continent, African leaders yesterday in Addis Ababa, expressed renewed commitment to the development of the continent, using both internal and external funding. Speakers were unanimous in their submissions that although the continent had witnessed growth in the last decade, it was